This week we will take a look at some variations to a common exercise, the Y drill. It's a great technical warm up exercise to work on your player's passing, movement, communication and with the variations below, you can incorporate other areas of the game such as shooting and 1v1s. We spend such limited time with our players so this is a great way to be economical with your time.
Here is another 1v1 exercise to goal that your players will love following on from last week's continuous 1v1, which you can read here.
This week we will look at team talks during game day. Whether you are coaching youth players or adults, it’s important to keep your team talks brief and on point, so I have listed some key things to consider when talking to your team:
In this week's Exercise of the Week, we will have a look at a 1v1 exercise to goal that your players will love. This is personally one of my favourites because it's fun, the players will score lots of goals and it incorporates transition as well.
In recent years, the importance of stats to the professional football game has developed leaps and bounds, with clubs going into great detail when analysing upcoming opposition, individual players and so on in the hope of finding that edge.
Following on from last week's Inside Youth Soccer - Exercise of the Week, which you can read here, we are keeping with the technical passing warm up theme but focusing more on technique and the timing of movements.
Up first for our Inside Youth Soccer - Exercise of the Week is a fantastic warm up activity that can be used to work on your players' first touch and passing technique with plenty of interference from other players in front and around them